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10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a dime.

These disposable magazines were the home of so-called "genre" fiction: thrillers, romances, noir crime stories, westerns, science fiction, and …


Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had a car and some weed so we escaped the crowd and drove up to Griffith Park to relax. …


Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures


Does This Photo Feature the Notoriously Camera-Shy Vincent van Gogh?

He may have painted dozens of self-portraits, but Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was not a fan of being photographed. Few photographic images of the …


Anton Corbijn’s Iconic Music Portraits Are on View at the Hague Museum of Photography

Although his subjects include some of the most famous musicians of the past four decades, the work of Dutch artist Anton Corbijn, on view this summer at the Hague Museum of Photography in the just-extended major retrospective “1-2-3-4,” are far removed from the kind of big production typical of …


How To Develop Your Photographic Style

This post was adapted from my eBook, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level I.

Many of wedding and family photography portfolios featuring the …

Fashion Photography

The Festival of Insignificance review – Milan Kundera lacks vim

Milan Kundera was a gateway drug for me, my initiation into the world of serious literature. I still have the heavily (and embarrassingly) annotated edition of The Unbearable Lightness of Being that I was given by Giles H, a portly and bespectacled boy in the upper sixth when I, a pimply fourth …


A Stark New Munich Museum Reveals The Roots of Nazism

There are no artifacts at a new museum in Munich tracing the rise of Nazism—and the stark words and images make a powerful impact.

A visit to Munich finds a pleasant town of tradition; clean neo-classical buildings, ornate churches and noble parklands animated by people riding bikes, walking dogs …


Picasso = Genius: This algorithm can judge “creativity” in art as well as the experts

Art is seen as unquantifiable. Great paintings are creative forces that transcend their brush strokes, colors, and compositions. They can’t be reduced to mere data, analyzed, and ranked by their creativity. Two computer scientists at Rutgers University respectfully disagree.

Ahmed Elgammal and Babak …


Instagram is opening a whole new window into the world's most famous museum


Bizarre self-portraits by artist Edu Monteiro


Meet the street artist whose 'selfie portraits' line the walls of Snapchat HQ

As you walk through Snapchat's headquarters in Venice, California, you'll notice a series of bright portraits of famous innovators.

Everyone from Andy Warhol and Nelson Mandela to Tina Fey and Daft Punk have earned a spot on the startup's walls.

But these aren't your typical stuffy portraits — in …


Eerie Portraits Of 'Toy' Soldiers Put A Haunting Spin On War Photography

Rows of rigidly posed, plastic-looking green figures stand at attention. Guns in tow, they’re dwarfed by the vast expanse of desert surrounding them. But these are no toy soldiers. The subjects of Simon B. Thorpe’s photographs are real men, modeled to look like the symbols of so many childhood …

Portrait Photography

7 gorgeous works of art inspired by ‘Jurassic Park’

In the lead up to the release of “Jurassic World” on June 12, Mondo, the Austin-based collectible art boutique, is doing a gallery exhibit that will showcase dozens of original works of art and screen prints inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit that started it all, “Jurassic Park.”

Titled “When …


Poem of the week: All Day It Has Rained by Alun Lewis

All Day It Has Rained

All day it has rained, and we on the edge of the moors
Have sprawled in our bell-tents, moody and dull as boors,
Groundsheets and blankets spread on the muddy ground
And from the first grey wakening we have found
No refuge from the skirmishing fine rain
And the wind that made the …


The History of Philosophy Visualized

Simon Raper at Drunks & Lampposts has composed a data visualization of the relations of influence among philosophers. This was put together to …

National Gallery hints that disputed art collection belongs to Ireland

The National Gallery in London has given its clearest indication that Ireland has a moral, if not legal, right to a priceless collection of impressionist paintings that have been a cause célèbre of Irish nationalism since the 1920s.

The 39 paintings, including some of the most celebrated works of …


Fragile treasures

PALMYRA, an ancient oasis city and one-time capital of a short-lived empire, has been razed before. In the third century, Roman emperor Aurelian …


The world's most eye-catching art galleries


Art, the Rothschilds and the Nazis

How the art world and my family's history inspired my new novel

In the mid 19th century, the patriarch of the Rothschild dynasty, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, his wife and their thirteen children were confined by law to a house measuring only 14 foot wide in a squalid ghetto in Frankfurt. There, life …


The surprising high-art theory behind Kim Kardashian’s “Selfish”

The reality show queen's new book shows how she turned the Internet into her own Salon des Refusés

On May 15, 1863, the Salon des Refusés opened in Paris to showcase thousands of artists who had been rejected by the conservative jury of the elite Salon. Under intense pressure by both artists and …

Candice Swanepoel | Lindsay Ellingson | Vincent Peters | GQ UK February 2011 | Lily Aldridge | Erin Heatherton - 3 Sensual Fashion Editorials | Art Exhibits

Now this is my vision of the Victoria’s Secret brand! (Note: Erin Heatherton added Jan 8 and new from Vincent Peters website on Feb 13.)

Not a gaggling …

He Drills Screws Into Boards As A Hobby. What He Creates Is Out Of This World!

German native Andrew Myers has a pretty cool hobby. He drills 1000s of screws into wood. What exactly is he doing? He is creating contemporary …

15 Of Banksy’s Most Iconic Street Artworks


Once upon a time not so very long ago, graffiti was only thought of socially as taboo. It was an act of vandalism found in low-income …

50 Studio Portraits of American Women from the 1900s and 1910s by Louis Fleckenstein

Louis Fleckenstein's first camera was a birthday gift from his wife around 1895. Eight years later, after participating in numerous local and Midwest …


Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s.

The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s, but they did fan its flames.

And don’t buy snobs' …

Scientific Research

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Turkey: Investigation over 'ruined' Roman mosaics

Turkey's culture ministry is investigating reports that a number of valuable Roman mosaics were badly damaged during botched restoration work at an